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Vinson & Elkins partner John B. Connally served as Contributing Editor to the Chambers 2022 Energy: Oil & Gas Global Practice Guide, which was released on August 9, 2022.

August 24, 2022
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Congress recently passed legislation with a reauthorization of the pipeline safety programs through 2023 as a part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act.

V&E Environmental Update

February 2, 2021
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It was a moment that many had been anticipating for years, yet the latest crop of V&E partners didn’t fete their promotions with parties and champagne. Instead they fielded congratulatory phone calls, took part in virtual coffee breaks and held small celebrations at home with their families. But pandemic-related complications notwithstanding, the new partners —…

December 16, 2020
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A number of environmental, health, and safety regulatory agencies are beginning to recognize that companies are challenged in their ability to meet deadlines, and no doubt more will follow.

March 24, 2020
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What did antitrust enforcement look like in the energy sector in 2019? It was limited to the Federal Trade Commission seeking relief in a single transaction and the Department of Justice obtaining two additional guilty pleas in a previously announced investigation. But make no mistake, antitrust enforcement activity in the sector is as high as…

March 9, 2020
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This past March, as basketball fans tuned into March Madness, the FERC unleashed some March Madness of its own. Reversing a longstanding policy, the Commission said it would no longer allow oil and natural gas interstate pipelines organized as master limited partnerships (MLPs) to include income tax allowances in their cost-of-service rates. The move led…

October 1, 2018
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In recent years, shareholder activists have shied away from the energy sector. Not anymore: As of the end of June, as many as fourteen 13D filings involving energy companies had been filed over the course of the previous twelve months. Stephen Gill, who concentrates his practice on M&A, has represented publicly traded energy companies involved…

July 26, 2018